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Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF)

What is CBIF?

The Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF) is a $200 million, 10-year fund that provides up to $500,000 to speed bioscience breakthroughs toward the market. Investments include grants, equity, and loans.

Who is eligible?

Connecticut-based nonprofit corporations, accredited colleges and universities, and for-profit startup or early-stage businesses working in bioscience, biomedical engineering, health information management, medical care, medical devices, medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, personalized medicine or other related disciplines can apply for funding.

How can I apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and funding decisions are made quarterly. Apply today at For more information, visit